6. Luis Muriel
Just like his compatriot Cristian Zapata, Muriel also swapped Deportivo Cali for Udinese in 2010.
Despite later having few unsuccessful stints in the Spanish La Liga with Granada and Sevilla, he has left a great mark in Italy. From 2015 to 2017, he had featured in one of Sampdoria’s strongest squads in its history, scoring a total of 21 goals in almost 80 appearances for the Blucerchiati.
This transfer window, the striker completed a €15 million move to Atalanta, in order to get to play in the Champions League. He had also featured for Fiorentina the past season.
5. Mario Yepes
The now retired veteran started off in the French league with Nantes and Paris Saint-Germain, where he won both French League Cups, before moving to Italy where he featured at Chievo, AC Milan, and Atalanta. He even won a Scudetto with the Rossoneri in 2011.
Mario Yepes might not be remembered for possessing wonderful technique like the rest of these Colombians that conquered Europe. However, he was a rock at the back for multiple clubs during a 6-year spell in the Italian top flight.